CONTINUING EDUCATION

CE Workshop Feb 2011The Department of Psychology is pleased to offer continuing education opportunities to clinicians in the Pee Dee area and across the state. These CE events are sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the FMU Office of Continuing Education. We are approved by the South Carolina licensing boards for Professional Counselors, Psychoeducational Specialists, and Marriage and Family Therapists to offer continuing education opportunities for licensed professionals in those fields (approval #490). In addition, our continuing education events automatically qualify for CE credit for Psychologists and Social Workers licensed in South Carolina. For more information about these events, you may contact Ms. Suzan Orrico in the Office of Continuing Education. We looking forward to seeing you on campus!

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

 Please keep checking back for upcoming events.


PAST EVENTS

 Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

  • Date:   Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Trainer: John M. Diamond, M.D., Professor and Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Workshop Summary: This workshop will cover issues relevant to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. In addition, the new DSM-5 diagnosis of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder will be discussed. More information is forthcoming.
  • CE credits: Completion of this training qualifies as 3 CE hours for South Carolina licensed psychologists and social workers. We are approved by the SC Board of Examiners to provide CE credits for licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoeducational specialists; this workshop is 3 CE credits.
  • Stay tuned! More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

 

 From DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5: What Specifically is Changing? (6 hours) 

  • Date: Friday, August 16, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Trainer: Sy Saeed, M.D., M.S., FACPsych, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Workshop Summary: Publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM‐5) in May 2013 marked one of the most anticipated events in the mental health field. Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM provides descriptions, symptoms, other clinical information, and diagnostic criteria for mental disorders. DSM has been periodically reviewed and revised since it was first published in 1952. The previous version of DSM was completed in 1994, nearly two decades ago. Since that time, there has been a wealth of new research and knowledge about mental disorders. This daylong workshop provided participants with an opportunity to learn about the changes in DSM‐5.
  • CE credits: Completion of this training qualifies as 6 CE hours for South Carolina licensed psychologists and social workers. We are approved by the SC Board of Examiners to provide CE credits for licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoeducational specialists; this workshop is 6 CE credits.
  • About the presenter: Sy Saeed, M.D., M.S., FACPsych, is Professor and Chairman in the DepaDr. Saeedrtment of Psychiatric  edicine, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. He is also Chief of Psychiatry at the Vidant Medical Center. Dr. Saeed is board certified in Psychiatry. He also holds a M.S. degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Psychiatric Administration and Management (JPAM). He serves on the editorial board for Academic Psychiatry. He is a fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He also serves on the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a think-tank for psychiatry dedicated to shaping psychiatric thinking, public programs, and clinical practice in mental health. Dr. Saeed has published in the areas of evidence based practices; anxiety and mood disorders; psychiatric administration; and psychiatric treatment integration. He has lectured and presented nationwide.

 

 PREPaRE Crisis Preparation, Intervention and Response Training
Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals (13 hours)

  • Date: February 7-8, 2013
  • Trainer: Crystal R. Hill-Chapman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, FMU Psychology Department
  • Workshop Summary: This 2-day workshop provided school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with tools to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. This workshop taught participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, to reaffirm the physical health of members of the school community and students’ perceptions that they are safe and secure, and examine the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts.
  • CE credits: This two-day training qualified as 13 CE hours for South Carolina licensed psychologists and was approved by the SC Board of Examiners to provide 13 CE hours for licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoeducational specialists (approval #490).
  • About the presenter: Dr. Crystal R. Hill-Chapman is a Licensed Psychologist, NationallyDr. Hill-Chapman Certified School Psychologist, and Level III School Psychologist. She received her B.A. from FMU, her M.S. in Applied Psychology from FMU, her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University – College Station, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Clinical Genetics from Simmons College. She currently teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate curricula in the FMU psychology program.

PREPaRE Crisis Preparation, Intervention and Response Training Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning (6 hours)

  • Date: January 25, 2013
  • Location: Hendrick Dining Room, Ervin Dining Center on the FMU campus
  • Trainer: Crystal R. Hill-Chapman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, FMU Psychology Department
  • Workshop Summary: This 1-day workshop provided school-based mental health professionals and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. The workshop also explored how to prepare for a school crisis by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans.
  • CE credits: This training qualified as 6 CE hours for South Carolina licensed psychologists and was approved by the SC Board of Examiners to provide 6 CE hours for licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoeducational specialists (approval #490).
  • About the presenter: Dr. Crystal R. Hill-Chapman is a Licensed Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Level III School Psychologist. She received her B.A. from FMU, her M.S. in Applied Psychology from FMU, her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University – College Station, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Clinical Genetics from Simmons College. She currently teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate curricula in the FMU psychology program.

Implementing Contingency Management for Adolescent Substance Abuse in Outpatient Settings (4 hours)

  • Date: Friday, September 21, 2012, Palmetto Room (FMU Ervin Dining Hall)
  • Presenter: Phillippe B. Cunningham, Ph.D., Family Services Research Center, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Workshop Summary: This workshop focused on treating adolescent substance abuse using Contingency Management (CM). Dr. Cunningham and his colleagues have published a book about their work: Henggeler, S. W., Cunningham, P. B., Rowland, M. D. & Schoenwald, S. K. (2011). Contingency Management for Adolescent Substance Abuse. New York: Guilford Press.
  • CE Credits: This workshop qualified as 4 CE hours for South Carolina licensed psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoeducational specialists.
  • About the Presenter: Dr. Cunningham earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Cunningham ech and completed a Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship at MUSC. Dr. Cunningham currently is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Family Services Research Center at MUSC. He supervises family therapists providing intensive family- and home-based services to substance abusing juvenile delinquents involved in Juvenile Drug Court and youth presenting severe mental health problems. His clinical and research interests include (1) Issues pertinent to ethnic minority communities, especially community violence and substance abuse; (2) Developing a measure of cultural competence; (3) Evaluating innovative and culturally competent clinical services for disadvantaged youth and families, especially community-based services; (4) Developing and evaluating community- and school-based violence prevention and intervention strategies; and (5) Training and supervising mental health professionals in providing innovative and evidenced-based child-centered and family-based services.

Enhancing Treatment Engagement for Veterans and Other Trauma Victims (3 hours)

  • Date: February 10, 2012, FMU Lee Nursing Building
  • Presenter: Ronald T. Murphy, Ph.D.
  • Workshop Summary: Combat veterans and other trauma victims with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often engage in counseling with ambivalence, resulting in avoidance of treatment initiation, reduced treatment effectiveness, and dropout. The goals of the workshop are to: 1) provide participants with a readiness to change model for conceptualizing treatment resistance among PTSD clients, and 2) enable participants to use specific assessment and intervention techniques aimed at fostering treatment engagement. The focus will be on identifying and addressing barriers to successful treatment such as ambivalence about problem acknowledgement, dysfunctional treatment expectancies and fears, and therapeutic alliance issues.
  • CE Credits: This workshop qualified as 3 CE hours for South Carolina licensed psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoeducational specialists.
  • About the Presenter: Dr. Ronald T. Murphy has been involved in treatment and research on PTSD, traumatic events and motivation to change for the past 20 years. He has published book chapters and journal articles on interventions to enhance treatment engagement among combat veterans, including results from a randomized control trial of a brief group therapy designed for PTSD programs. He has consulted to various organizations and treatment sites across the country, including VA clinics and the Department of Defense. He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on a US Army-funded clinical trial of a motivation enhancement intervention to be implemented with recent returnees from Iraq and Afghanistan l in the Detroit, MI area.Workshop Participants